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California labor leader to replace Holt-Baker at AFL-CIO

California labor official Tefere Gebr will succeed Arlene Holt Baker as Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO.

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Senate to vote by July 31 on all five NLRB nominees

The Senate will vote during the week of July 29 on all five of President Obama's nominees.

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Today in labor history: Minimum wage rises 70 cents, fight continues

Today in 2009, the U.S. minimum wage rose 70 cents from $6.55 to $7.25. Low-wage workers struggled mightily for that meager increase.

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Today in labor history: Anarchist attacks steel magnate

On July 23, 1892, an anarchist named Alexander Berkman decided to avenge the Homestead massacre where nine strikers were killed.

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St. Paul laundry workers picket for fair contract

About 240 Health Systems Cooperative employees, members of Workers United Local 150, have been working without a contract since March 31. A temporary extension of the previous contract expired July 14.

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Today in labor history: Emma Lazarus born in 1849

Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.

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American Airlines unions join pro-airline merger ad drive

Facing questions about the planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the three unions representing most U.S. workers joined an open pro-merger ad campaign.

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Steelworkers oppose using Chinese steel for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Another local transit agency is repairing another big well-known U.S. bridge using Chinese steel, and thus not U.S. steel or steelworkers.

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Today in labor history: Soldiers flee striking Pittsburgh workers

On this day in 1877 during the Great Railroad strike, workers in Pittsburgh forced soldiers sent to quell the job action to flee the city.

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Three unions call for Obamacare redo

WASHINGTON - The presidents of the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and Unite Here have asked congressional Democratic leaders to redo the 2010 health insurance law to prevent firms from converting workers from full-time to part-time jobs, and then dumping the workers from health insurance.

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